> > "Integra4Honda" wrote:
> > > Thanks for your replies. If it is a loose
> heatshield, am I
> > > in any danger in driving the car? The problem of
> > > rattling metal sound started only couple of weeks
> > one more thing to add. The sound is coming from the front
> left side
> > of my car. Is that also consistent with Heat shield?
> Could be. Sound travels, so it may not actually be from that
> location at
> all. A stock exhaust has heat shields all over the place,
> including two
> bracketing the exhaust manifold.
> Get underneath and start wiggling them and tapping them with a
> finger. The
> loose one will soon be obvious.
> The two that make the most noise are the upper cat and the
> inner manifold
> You can replace it if you wish. Most of them are in the
> $20-$50 range. You
> can also just rip them off (although I do not recommend this
> approach). If
> you tear off the ones for the catalytic converter, don't park
> over dry
> One I haven't heard in a while is the A-pipe rattle, which
> used to be vvery
> common. If your heat shileds are tight, and nothing else is
> loose, you
> might want to have that checked out.
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Sorry to sound stupid, but when you say could be. Do you mean could
be the heatshield problem or could be in danger of driving.
I am going to trade in my car to a dealership down here in San Jose in
about 3 more weeks. I am renting a car to drive now because I don’t
want to my car to worsen any further and have to send thousands to fix
I drove the car again yesterday, the rattling metal sound is like
scraping metal to metal sound and that really freak me out. and happen
when I accelerate. But of course, it disappear after I’ve driven it
for a while. That’s why everytime I go to my mechanic, the car always
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